Haibun Today
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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 4, Number 1, March 2010


Warren Gossett
Twin Falls, Idaho, USA

 

Butterfly Moment

Watching him move slowly in the meadow, weaving his hands through the tall grass, he reminds me of a butterfly. I wonder what he's thinking. Or what he's feeling. Does he sense the beauty of the turning leaves around him?

Autistic, they say. Of my six grandchildren he seems the one who is first to show his excitement and affection. And yes, there is something in his far-off look that wants to speak to me. I'm just learning to listen and I like what he tells me.

mid-afternoon
his popsicle wrapper
swirling with the leaves
a young boy deep in his
butterfly moment

 

 


 

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